Have you ever been so immersed in an experience that you realize after ten minutes of being in a trance that you have a huge smile plastered on your face? That was me at Sculler’s Jazz Club last weekend. A night at Sculler’s in Boston is a fantastic and fun option for date night or a girls’ night out.
Sculler’s Jazz Club is located in the DoubleTree Suites Hotel along Soldiers Field Road in Boston, Massachusetts. Each week, Scullers hosts some of the most impressive jazz performers from all over the world. Over the years, performers have included Quincy Jones, Ben E. King, and Eddie Palmieri. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of listening to Alune Wade, a Senegalese singer and bass player whose new album, Sultan, combines the sounds of jazz with afrobeat. The rhythm in his music is extremely unique as it originates from Africa and the Middle East. His band included a piano player, bass player, saxophonist, trumpet, and drums. Each musician was exceptionally talented and was given their own solo time throughout the course of the night. I have been to other Sculler’s performances in the past, but I liked how the audience was asked to participate this time around. One older woman sitting in the front row danced all night at her table. She brought so much fun and positive energy into the room.
Sculler’s is a small jazz club with a very intimate setting. There are many tables of four on the main floor in front of the stage. If you are on a date and book two seats, expect to be joined by another group of two. However, there are also tables in the back that, in my opinion, are just as good. These seats are considered mezzanine and are a step higher than in the front. The sound in this section is still powerful, and you will likely have additional legroom. I had two tickets for the main floor for last weekend’s performance but noticed several open tables in the back and decided to sit there instead. We had much more space and closer access to the bar.
For me, any live music event is a win. I absolutely love jazz music, so this was a real treat for me. Between the amazing acoustics and intimate, classy setting, Sculler’s Jazz Club is a great place for a date or girls’ night out. It’s also a great excuse to get dressed up and experience something different.
Shows are held at 7PM and 9PM. For the 7PM shows, Scullers offers tickets with a pre-show reception option called “Mix, Mingle, and Groove,” which includes a variety of appetizers, carving board offerings, and desserts. For the 9PM shows, Scullers offers a dinner and show package, which includes a three-course dinner at the Boathouse 400 restaurant, located on the hotel’s second floor.
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